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Gaia River Lodge, Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

The fragrance of orchids permeates the grounds. The sound of cascading water is never far away – the gardens of Gaia River Lodge feature a river and picturesque waterfall.

You’re sitting on a rock, beside a pool surrounded by dense green jungle. A waterfall catches the sun. Exotic birds flitter through the branches of the trees.  These are just a few glimpses of the paradise known as Gaia River Lodge – it has tropical gardens that stretch off to a picturesque river and a wonderful, waterfall-fed jungle pool.

Plan to stay at Gaia on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Belize and you can experience an idyll that is picture perfect, as well as offering a range of involving activities. So you could find yourself riding a horse along a quiet trail through natural wilderness, or taking a hydro-tram through the depths of the rainforest. Or exploring the ancient civilisation of the Mayans, or simply relaxing in a hammock.

Gaia River Lodge, at a glance

  • One of the most celebrated eco-tourist lodges in Belize
  • Nestling in landscaped grounds in the scenic Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve
  • Choice of just 16 beautifully-appointed cabanas perched on the edge of a valley overlooking the Five Sisters Waterfall
  • Traditional thatched roofs and Belizean hardwoods
  • Private verandas with comfy hammocks
  • En suites with hand-painted Mexican tiling
  • Riverside villa on the secluded banks of Privassion Creek 
  • Lamp-lit dining room with spectacular views over the waterfall

For leisure and pleasure

  • Nature walks along the Gaia River to discover the cascading Five Sisters Waterfall
  • Swimming in crystal pools surrounded by forest
  • Gardens full of flowering shrubs, established trees, indigenous plants and exotic orchids
  • Trips through the rainforest on a hydro-powered tram
  • Day trips to the ancient ruins of the Mayan civilisation
  • Zip-lining and cave exploration
  • Horse riding along wilderness trails
  • Boating and wildlife watching on the nearby river
  • Ayesha was patient and informative. Her skills became even more apparent on the holiday - such as the order of the hotels, which were each perfect for that moment.

    S and RD, Bhutan